Weber Distribution Strengthens Its Customer Solutions Team With Two New Hires

Weber Distribution Strengthens Its Customer Solutions Team With Two New Hires

SANTA FE SPRINGS, California ¬ Weber Distribution, a leading third party logistics and supply chain management provider for more than 85 years, announced today that it has hired Jeff Harding as business intelligence analyst and Matt McCool as supply chain solutions analyst to strengthen the delivery of analytics, reporting and solutions for its customers.

Harding joins Weber from Surrex Project Solutions where he designed business systems for various clients, including the Port of Long Beach Vessel Speed Governance Application, DIRECTV Direct Marketing System, Surrex Solutions Corporation Financial Operations Portal and Vita Healthcare Benefits Management System.

In the newly created role at Weber, Harding is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s reporting and data requirements, including customer metrics and analytics and support for business applications. He also worked for Toyota Financial Services as business systems analyst, Indymac Bank as business systems analyst and IntelliTrack, Inc., as software services engineer.

McCool comes to Weber from The Walt Disney Company and most recently General Electric, NBC Universal, Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
As a supply chain solutions analyst, he is focused on pricing, analytics and RFP management and assisting with the development of Weber’s strategic accounts initiative for 2010. He is also using his Lean Six Sigma training to improve internal processes and to drive innovation into performance improvement projects throughout the company.

At General Electric, NBC Universal, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, McCool worked as director/senior analyst, operations planning & inventory management where he led development of a new strategic operations planning team for manufacturing, supply chain operations and inventory management. He also completed a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project to significantly reduce DVD inventory, created manufacturing forecast models for integration with SAP and developed a new inventory reporting systems.

His experience also includes senior analyst, sales planning for Buena Vista Home Entertainment and analyst for JAKKS Pacific and Universal Studios Group.

“The addition of these two great resources to the Customer Solutions team absolutely positions us for our innovative solutions initiatives for 2010,” said Bill Butler, Weber’s CEO. “Our customer’s supply chains are more complex today and Jeff and Matt’s skill sets allow us to analyze and deliver the best solutions through metrics analysis.” About Weber Distribution Weber Distribution has evolved into a nationwide provider of logistics solutions. Weber’s expertise includes non-asset freight management, asset-based LTL and TL services, including temperature-controlled, dedicated and shared warehousing, distribution, cross-docking/pool distribution, transloading, network optimization modeling and analysis, retail compliance, order fulfillment, material handling, supply chain management, real estate development, and personnel staffing.

Weber specializes in providing its clients with unique logistics solutions primarily to these vertical markets:
-Import
-Retail
-Food & Beverage
-Consumer Packaged Goods
-Chemical/Specialty Products
-Paper

Weber serves many well-known and respected companies such as Walmart, Target, Safeway, General Mills, Hershey, Nestlé, Applica Consumer Products, California Innovations, Scholastic Books, and PPG Industries. As a result of its on-going innovation, experience and dedication, Weber has been the recipient of numerous industry awards,
including:
-Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PLs
-The Los Angeles Business Journal's Top 100 Privately-Held Companies -Food Logistics Magazine’s Top 70 3PLs -Food Logistics Magazine’s FL100 listing of the top technology solution and service providers to the food industry.
-SupplyChainBrain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners